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Maui Hawaii properties for sale - Paia/Haiku Real Estate Newsletter - August 2008 - 08/30/08 07:51 PM
(If you like the Haiku/Paia real estate newsletter you're reading here, you can sign up by sending me an email or calling - note: some prices have been reduced since the Caravan event) Paia/Haiku Real Estate Newsletter - August 2008------------------------------------------------------------This month's Upcountry Realtor Caravan is all over the map - land, rental properties, fabulous estates, and a gorgeous beach house. These homes with pools are so tempting right now, I wish I had brought my swimsuit along!1. Vacant Land, Upcountry $399,000.00- over half an acre surrounded by pasturelands, ready to build- Maui County water meter installed, utilities all underground2. Income Producer, (6 comments)
I've been a geek too long - tomorrow's another day - 08/30/08 06:23 PM
Dear Diary, Don't you hate it when you can't get it all done? Yesterday was a long day of responding to calls and emails, showing properties and writing an offer on a Kihei REO. Sometimes there's just not enough time to get it all done before midnight. I could sure use a clone, or maybe an assistant, at times. Plenty of buyers have been calling lately and it feels like the real estate tide might be turning. It seems I spend all my waking hours tethered to the computer, like it's some kind of appendage. What did we ever do BC (before computers)? How do people (12 comments)
Top Real Estate Blogs - August - 08/30/08 05:21 PM
: ) - just having some fun in the reblog rain.... don't forget to visit my Maui blog (you're on it now).
PLACES TO STAY ON MAUI The Paia Inn ~ 93 Hana Hwy ~ Paia Maui HI 96779 The Paia Inn has been totally remodeled and reopened for guests this summer, with 5 fabulous rooms/suites, an upstairs lounge with business center, a nice chic lobby, and an outdoor patio area. Plenty of parking. Upgrades are top notch, with an island flair and historic charm. Bedrooms have flat screen TV. PAIA HAWAII MAP ~ PAIA REAL ESTATE PAIA DINING AND FOOD
It's a Beachtown Boutique Hotel on Maui's North Shore. Are you planning a windsurfing trip to Maui's (4 comments)
Via Jim Sanders Realty, Inc.: Haiku is a green and lush widespread community were the warm North shore tradewinds first come across our island paradise. Much of the area has been settled by artists, surfer dudes, New Age-flavored folks and those looking for a simpler way of life. You'll find developments of housing subdivisions along the coastline on up the slopes of Haleakala to Makawao with old plantation style homes to brand new construction as well as plenty of friendly neighbors. Haiku is the location of the world famous (1 comments)
Kula Real Estate Newsletter, Kula Maui HI - August 2008 - 08/23/08 09:51 PM
(if you are already signed up for these free Kula newsletters, don't forget there are others as well; South Maui Condos; Paia/Haiku; and Makawao/Olinda/Pukalani - just let me know which ones you would like) Kula Real Estate Newsletter - August 2008August Upcountry Realtor Caravan was a large one - 13 properties including 4 vacant lots and some well priced residential listings. I have noticed that there are some really good deals on vacant land in Kula lately. Let me know if you're looking for a building lot that's priced below recent comps.------------------------------------------------------------1. Cheap Lot, Kula, $250,000.00- buy this quarter acre along (9 comments)
Dear Diary - previewed our new vacant land listing in Haiku today - 08/22/08 09:37 PM
Dear Diary, This morning we had a chance to preview our new vacant land listing in Kailua - past Huelo. What a beautiful spot! Gorgeous views of the ocean. Sellers have cleared a nice prime homesite, and will include some building plans for a 3BD/2BA single story home. It's almost 3 acres, for $485,000. This would be a great place to build a Maui dream home, very quiet and private. No road noise. There's even a really cute storage building, with views too! EZ to show - just go! * Send some pictures to buyer prospects looking for privacy, acreage, views. This (8 comments)
Maui Hawaii - South Shore Condo Newsletter - August 2008 - 08/21/08 04:44 AM
(my blog version of the opt-in email Maui Condo newsletter - just let me know if you would like to sign up for this free update about Maui Real Estate condo listings) South Shore Condo Newsletter - August 2008This month I am going with a theme of QUIETNESS. All these featured Maui south shore condos claim to be in quiet areas within their locations. And NONE of these new listings are short sales, so feel free to make an offer and get a quick response. You could own one of these units before the "frost is on the pumpkin", and spend (7 comments)
Zippy's opens on Maui Here on Maui it's a really big deal - a new Zippy's restaurant. Talk about pent up demand! Some people have been going every day since they opened about a week ago. And aren't we special...Maui Zippy's prices are slightly higher than those on Oahu. Zippy's is a fast food restaurant from Oahu, where they have 24 outlets. Zippy's was started by the Higa family in 1966, even before the first McDonald's opened in Hawaii. They specialize in Zip Pac (bento box), Zip Min (ramen) and Napples (turnovers), chili, local style food and Napoleon's Bakery. They are (9 comments)
GRAND CHAMPIONS RESORT - WAILEA MAUI HAWAII I have posted about the Grand Champions vacation condos previously on ActiveRain, but these photos really give a good picture of the buildings. These were taken from the new development of Kai Malu Wailea, (some residential condo homes). Grand Champions are entry level Wailea vacation condos. Prices are good right now, with some units in the $400,000's - unheard of a few years ago. 20 buildings with a total of 188 apartments are situated on 12.25 acres. As you can see, they are low-rise, only 2-3 stories. The top floor units have vaulted ceilings, which (14 comments)
Haiku Maui Real Estate Market Update - SOLD this month - 08/15/08 09:03 PM
SOLD IN HAIKU MAUI HAWAII Market Update In the past 10 days there have been some good residential sales in Haiku Maui real estate. Two of these are in Haiku Hill which is the sunnier side of Haiku, just above the Hana Highway. One is more upcountry, closer to Hanzawa's Store. One is out in Huelo. Here are some of the highlights: Waiama Way, Haiku Hill Maui - 2 acres with single family home and in-ground pool/pool cabana - 4BD/3BA single story home, 2,534 sf - ocean and mountain views (pictured here) - SOLD for $1,900,000. all CASH, after total of (2 comments)
It's a Hawaiian Custom Here in Hawaii it's customary to remove your shoes before entering someone's home. It's a tradition that came with the Japanese immigrants, and it totally caught on. It is considered very rude to leave your shoes on, unless your host tells you "no need". Hey, most people wear "slippahs" anyway. Even when I take clients out looking at homes and condos for sale, we are expected to take off our shoes. Keep this in mind when you're on Maui and want to see some properties with your Realtor. Wear some shoes that are easy to slip (13 comments)
Brand new subdivision Na Hoku, Maui Lani - here's the new front yards being installed by Maui Lawn and Landscape. Maui's central valley is very sandy, and these new subdivisions in Maui Lani need to have soil delivered. Shown here is the composted mulch that you can buy from the county's green waste recycling program. It's good stuff for your yard, made from shredded yard waste - you know, all those coconut palm fronds and what not. For more info about where to get this vaulable resource - here's a great website for the Maui Recycling Group. Find out where (11 comments)
Dear Diary - Nice couple - First time home buyers - 08/12/08 01:17 AM
Dear Diary, On Saturday I met with some first time home buyers, nice young local couple, from Hawaii. They are renting in Pukalani and want to move closer to work... she works at the Maui Memorial Hospital, him at the golf course in Waikapu. We looked at a unit in the Iliahi at Kehalani complex. These are nice 2 story 4-plex townhouse condos. They really like the end units because they have more windows, which makes sense. They like this development because it's new and nice looking, and the views. (not interested in Kehalani Gardens ... too close to the prison) It's a perfect (10 comments)
Making Videos to sell your listings - Peahi Maui home with ocean view - 08/10/08 09:45 PM
Are you using all the tools you can to spread the word about your listings? I'm pretty new to the video thing and keep experimenting. I can't believe how much time you can spend just to produce a 1 or 2 minute movie... assembling the right photos and video clips, getting a soundtrack that works, adding titles. I'm a big YouTube fan like everyone else, and didn't realize I could make my own page and profile there too. So I'm building a little collection of videos. Each one is getting better. This latest one features a Mau home for sale on (7 comments)
Harvesting Bananas - How To - 1 minute movie - 08/05/08 09:49 PM
Harvesting Bananas on Maui You might have wondered... how do bananas grow? How do you get them down off the tree? Did you know that there is no woody tissue in a banana plant? The "trunk" is more like the consistency of rolled up corrugated cardboard, and very juicy... sort of like celery. They grow in a clump with many stalks at different stages, so there's always a mature stalk or 2, and some younger ones, and also some keikis - little ones just coming up. Again think celery or rhubarb. You know there are no seeds to speak of, so (4 comments)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada I remember the '60's I just want to drop by and say what a great place Saskatoon is. This is where I grew up and went to school, in the '60's and '70's. It was a safe place where you could live and not lock your doors back then. In the summer we would ride our bicycles all over the place with no cares in the world, and be gone all day. Oh I miss those long summer nights... fireworks on the riverbank, camping in the back yard, getting into trouble at night (oh wait, that was (11 comments)
Makawao/Pukalani Newsletter - July 2008 - 08/03/08 10:03 PM
(the online version of my FREE email newsletter which you can receive by request - it features new listings in the Makawao/Olinda and Pukalani communities of upcountry Maui) Makawao/Pukalani Real Estate Newsletter - July 2008------------------------------------------------------------Upcountry Realtor Caravan news is just a little late this month ... hey it's summer, and I've been way too busy working in the garden which has been producing the best crop of veggies ever. I hope you are all enjoying your summer as well.1. Short Sale, Makawao $299,950.00- it's a 3BD/1BA cottage built in 1979- make an offer and wait for a response2. Mountain Cabin, Olinda (3 comments)
Fresh Maui Gazpacho I am just digging the hell out of fresh garden gazpacho this summer. It's the best thing for lunch on a hot summer day - chilled vegetable soup. My mom turned me onto it as a kid and I got a chance to try some in Spain when visiting there a few years back. My husband is a big fan too, so no hu-hu. Here's my version of this classic cold soup. Recipes usually call for beef stock or consomme for the liquid, and I have used that in the past for a very good flavor. Something (6 comments)
This brand new traffic roundabout is located in Kulamalu Town Center, Pukalani Maui HI. Kulamalu is a new mixed use development by Dowling Comany Inc, with a town center and a residential neighborhood, where small town living is celebrated. Residents are able to live, work, shop, and play right here. Dowling is also a leader in the Green Building movement, incorporating many innovative design principles into this upcountry project. One of the new tenants is the Institute for Astronomy - Uof H Advanced Technology Resource Center (ATRC), which was formerly in an 80 year old farmhouse. Would you like to live in a planned mixed use (3 comments)
Showing off - more great things from this summer's MAUI garden - 08/01/08 07:51 PM
ORGANIC GARDENING IN HAIKU MAUI HAWAII I couldn't resist sharing some of my garden produce with you. This year has been a really good one for gardening in Haiku - plenty of sunshine and lately, enough rainfall to make things grow without watering. Despite hot weather and the usual bugs, there's still plenty to go around: cherry tomatoes Kawelo tomatoes Hawaii supersweet corn broccoli cauliflower kale bell peppers Italian relleno peppers habanero peppers - 2 kinds! Hawaiian chili peppers many kinds of lettuce mizuna herbs sugar peas pole beans Chinese celery green onions carrots cucumbers sunflowers
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